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  • Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

  • By: John Milton
  • Narrated by: Ron Welch
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Enjoy two of Milton's most notable poems, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, narrated brilliantly by Ron Welch. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic

  • By MANI on 09-22-18

Classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

To be a fan of classic literature. one should listen/read at least once, the powerful poetic epic that is "Paradise Lost". As far as "Paradise Regained", well...this story is not so illuminating, but is still a beautifully written poem.

  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Darwin wrote the text, which he entitled "Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character", for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876, and had finished it by August 3. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Darwin

  • By MANI on 08-15-18

Charles Darwin

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This book is about the authors accomplishment in life and let us know more about who he was.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unhinged

  • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,438

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Take if for what it's worth...

  • By Clay on 08-14-18

Unhinged

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I tried to have an open mind but she is not believable with all her accusatioons

21 of 44 people found this review helpful

  • Lucifer's Star

  • By: C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
  • Narrated by: Eric Burns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Count Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising

  • By erobbins33 on 05-22-17

Lucifer's star

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Lucifer’s Star is about Cassius Mass, a nobleman fighter pilot who comes to a startling realization about his identity—and from there, the book barrels forward into a series of betrayals and discoveries, each one seeming to end a chapter and compel you forward into the next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Analects of Confucius

  • By: Confucius
  • Narrated by: Arthur Grey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Believed to have been compiled and written by Confucius's followers, The Analects is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries. Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation's leadership. He believed that individuals could begin to cultivate an all-encompassing sense of virtue through ren.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Confucius

  • By MANI on 08-06-18

Confucius

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18


The Analects are fragments of a very ancient Chinese work attributed to Confucius. Arthur Waley is an outstanding translator and a poet in his own right. This is a book of wisdom and is extremely helpful to those who wish to explore their own humanity

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Prince

  • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boozell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into usage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great work of Political Philosophy.

  • By cosmitron on 05-24-18

The Prince

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18


Considered the first Modern, Machiavelli with practicality. A prolific work which shows the sinister workings of your fellow men. This is a reading for any remotely interested in philosophy or interested in a guide on how not to be virtuous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Reason

  • By: Thomas Paine
  • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

The Age of Reason is a work by English and American activist Thomas Paine, arguing for the philosophical position of deism. It follows in the tradition of 18th-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Age of reason

  • By MANI on 05-18-18

Age of reason

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

One of the best in depth looks at contradictions in the Old and New Testament from deist Thomas Paine.
I received a free audiobook copy for my review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ugly Duckling

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

The Ugly Duckling tells the story a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from others around him, until, much to his delight, he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The ugly duckling

  • By MANI on 04-23-18

The ugly duckling

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-18

One of the classic children book that has been told many times. There is always something beautiful in everyone

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Method

  • By: Duncan Ralston
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

After a prolonged illness, Frank and Linda's marriage has begun to fray at the edges. When old friends tell them about an "unconventional therapy retreat" called The Method, they jump at the chance to attend. One last attempt to stay true to their wedding vows. Till death do they part. Dr. Kaspar's Lone Loon Lodge is a secluded resort deep in the Montana wilderness. The staff is friendly. The other couple joining them is intense. But when one of the guests is murdered events quickly spiral out of control, leaving Linda and Frank unable to trust anyone but each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning: do not listen to this book at night.

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

The Method

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

The story is around an expensive retreat where couples go to try to reignite the flame of love that has been lost between Frank and Linda. Things seem to be going okay until the discovery of hidden cameras everywhere inside the retreat.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

  • The Secret of Now, Book 2
  • By: A.J. Parr
  • Narrated by: Nathan Rollins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Buddhist meditation for beginners in seven easy steps. The lessons and exercises contained in this audiobook will help you understand Buddha's essential teachings, including the basics of Buddhist meditation practice. The ultimate goal of Buddhist meditation practice is attaining a state of spiritual awakening or enlightenment. There are many benefits attributed to regular meditation practice. This is truly an audiobook recommended for everyone interested in finding the truth, escaping from Illusion, and experiencing inner peace in the now!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhist Meditation

  • By MANI on 04-07-18

Buddhist Meditation

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

The author did a good job explaining the hidden meanings and lessons for the readers to practice in daily lives.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful